EU leaders seal landmark 2030 climate deal

Oct 24, 2014

EU leaders seal landmark 2030 climate deal

European Union leaders agreed Friday on what they hailed as the world’s most ambitious climate change targets for 2030, paving the way for a new U.N.-backed global treaty next year. The 28 leaders overcame deep divisions at a summit in Brussels to reach a ...

Oct 10, 2014

Satellite sees hot spot of methane in U.S. Southwest

A surprising hot spot of the potent global warming gas methane hovers over part of the southwestern U.S., according to satellite data. That result hints that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and other agencies considerably underestimate leaks of methane, which is also called natural ...

Sep 24, 2014

New U.N. fund still far short of goal

A new climate fund has received pledges of $2.3 billion, including a billion dollars each from Germany and France, U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon said Tuesday, but the figure remained far below the goal. The Green Climate Fund, which aims to help poor nations suffering ...

Obama: No nation gets 'free pass' on climate change

Sep 24, 2014

Obama: No nation gets 'free pass' on climate change

In a forceful appeal for international cooperation on limiting carbon pollution, President Barack Obama warned starkly on Tuesday that the globe’s climate is changing faster than efforts to address it. “Nobody gets a pass,” he declared. “We have to raise our collective ambition.” Speaking ...

China, U.S., India push world carbon emissions higher

Sep 22, 2014

China, U.S., India push world carbon emissions higher

Spurred chiefly by China, the United States and India, the world spewed far more carbon pollution into the air last year than ever before, scientists announced Sunday as world leaders gather to discuss how to reduce heat-trapping gases. The world pumped an estimated 39.8 ...